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Hawksford Winnifred

June 17, 1914 - December 4, 2013


Winnie passed away suddenly with family by her side, at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan. BC.
Born in York England, the family moved to Canada in 1924, settling in Duncan in 1927.

She is survived by daughter Judy Gloster and Son Peter, grandchildren Kari (Gavin)

Ken, Jacquie, Steve, David (Kim) Robert (Mhairi)

Predeceased by brother Tony Hillyard and sister Betty Haggart.

She always enjoyed family gatherings and we were planning and looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday. Recently she would correct us when you say she is 99. “I’m 99 ½ you know”.  She was looking forward to receiving a letter from the Queen for her birthday. She so enjoyed having family; especially little children visit, making for special moments.  Special thanks to Judy and Jacquie for  support over the years.

Winnie until recent years loved her garden and dearly loved her pets.

She loved to tell about her youthful fond memories of East Sooke and enjoying horse back riding throughout the Cowichan Valley with her sister Betty.

She had a deep love of her birthplace Yorkshire, and made many enjoyable visits.

Memories of Winnie will live on in all of us.

A funeral Mass and celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. 


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Helga Lambrecht
Relation: long term friend

My sincere condolences to Judy and your family including my great friend and volunteer usher Jacquie at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Winnifred will always be remembered by all those who loved her. I hope to attend her mass at a later date.

From: Ruth Taylor
Relation: Friend of Peter's

I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept my condolences.
Thinking of you at this sad time…

From: Floss Parsons
Relation: Longtime family friend

Judy, Peter and families. My sincere sorrow and sadness on the passing of your Mom. Winnie (she gave me permission to call her by her first name) was a classie lady, had a huge abundance of love and kindness. A second mom to me. Her love to you Judy and Peter and extended family was a beautiful gift to all. Winnie has a penthouse in heaven and she is looking after all of us. Rest in peace Winnie. I will always remember you with love. My love to you and Peter your loyal friend always Floss

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